Happy Saturday, everyone! Let’s talk color, shall we?
If you know me in person or you’re a regular visitor to the blog, you know that I LOVE purple. Like, insanely so. It’s been my favorite color since I was a wee girl of single digit age! But lately, I’ve been trying to branch out and be a little less predictable. And it seemed like the branching out was going well…until I realized that I didn’t get very far. I went from purple to … unicorn colors. What are unicorn colors, you ask?
Basically, blues and purples, supported by light pinks and greens, and white, grey, or silver. So….purple and friends. Hey, what can I say? I tried.
Since I’ve not been sewing, knitting has been my main craft, and it’s psychologically very different from sewing. It’s soothing and relaxing and escapist in a way that sewing simply isn’t (at least, not for me). Knitting these mythical-colored projects has been my way of hiding away, protecting myself from the greed of real estate developers tearing up Boston* to build $3000/month apartments, the insanity and self-interest unfolding in the most blatant ways at the top levels of the US government and judicial system, and a growing fear that the deck is simply too stacked, and I can neither make a difference nor really matter. Coupled with a rather bumpy day-to-day life…well, more unicorn knitting, please.
Interestingly, though, it seems the trend has seeped into my sewing plans! I thought I’d turn this gorgeous quilting cotton into a vintage-inspired dress, and then decided it would get more life as the lining of a navy blue trench coat, which I’d like to at least partially draft myself. It’s been awhile since I drafted my own patterns, and I miss the mental challenge and bragging rights!
Finally, I snagged this little bit of Liberty of London printed lawn to experiment more with head wraps! I finally learned how to tie a head wrap a few weeks ago, and it was AMAZING for hiding a terrible hair day, haha. So I want more skill here, and a beautiful piece of fabric is great motivation to build it.
How do you feel about unicorn colors – do you think you’ll give them a whirl, or a pass? What colors do you like to sew, or what colors keep popping up in your fall sewing plans?
*It seems like this luxury building boom is affecting and infecting every major and not-so-major US city – Boston is not special in this regard! I just don’t know if it’s welcome in other cities, or similarly problematic.